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The springs and pools were created by [[Ulmo]], who guarded them from defilement.<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref>  Since the lands about were green and fair in {{FoA|20}}  King [[Fingolfin]] held the [[Mereth Aderthad]] ("Feast of Reuniting") at the Eithel Ivrin.<ref>{{S|Return}}</ref>
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The springs and pools were created by [[Ulmo]], who guarded them from defilement.<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref>  Since the lands about were green and fair in {{FA|20}}  King [[Fingolfin]] held the [[Mereth Aderthad]] ("Feast of Reuniting") at the Eithel Ivrin.<ref>{{S|Return}}</ref>
  
 
The springs marked the corner of the lands ruled by [[Turgon]] before he removed to [[Gondolin]], which extended westward from this point.<ref name="Beleriand"/>
 
The springs marked the corner of the lands ruled by [[Turgon]] before he removed to [[Gondolin]], which extended westward from this point.<ref name="Beleriand"/>
  
After [[Túrin]] had mistakenly slain his friend [[Beleg]], [[Gwindor]] in {{FoA|490}}<ref>{{GA|267}}, p. 83</ref> brought Túrin to the pools of Ivrin.  There Túrin drank the water, which healed his madness and unloosened his tears.  Sorrowing for his friend, Túrin composed the ''[[Laer Cú Beleg]]'' before he and Gwindor followed the Narog south to [[Nargothrond]].<ref>{{CH|9}}, p. 157</ref>
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After [[Túrin]] had mistakenly slain his friend [[Beleg]], [[Gwindor]] in {{FA|490}}<ref>{{GA|267}}, p. 83</ref> brought Túrin to the pools of Ivrin.  There Túrin drank the water, which healed his madness and unloosened his tears.  Sorrowing for his friend, Túrin composed the ''[[Laer Cú Beleg]]'' before he and Gwindor followed the Narog south to [[Nargothrond]].<ref>{{CH|9}}, p. 157</ref>
  
[[Morgoth]] sent [[Glaurung]] the [[Dragons|Dragon]] forth in the year {{FoA|495|n}}.<ref>{{GA|275}}</ref>  When he came to the Eithel Ivrin he defiled their waters.<ref>{{CH|11}}, p. 176</ref>  Later, under the spell of Glaurung, Túrin came to the springs but found their waters but a frozen mire.<ref>{{CH|12}}, p. 182</ref>
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[[Morgoth]] sent [[Glaurung]] the [[Dragons|Dragon]] forth in the year {{FA|495|n}}.<ref>{{GA|275}}</ref>  When he came to the Eithel Ivrin he defiled their waters.<ref>{{CH|11}}, p. 176</ref>  Later, under the spell of Glaurung, Túrin came to the springs but found their waters but a frozen mire.<ref>{{CH|12}}, p. 182</ref>
  
 
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Eithel Ivrin
Physical Description
TypeSprings
LocationNorthern West Beleriand
DescriptionBeautiful springs of water
ClimateGreen and fair
General Information
Other namesIvrin
DestroyedDefiled by Glaurung
EventsMereth Aderthad
Curing of Túrin's madness

Eithel Ivrin were springs that served as the source of the River Narog. They were located south Ered Wethrin on the northern borders of West Beleriand.[1] The springs directly fed into the nearby Pools of Ivrin and together these features were sometimes collectively referred to as Ivrin.[2]

[edit] History

The springs and pools were created by Ulmo, who guarded them from defilement.[3] Since the lands about were green and fair in F.A. 20 King Fingolfin held the Mereth Aderthad ("Feast of Reuniting") at the Eithel Ivrin.[4]

The springs marked the corner of the lands ruled by Turgon before he removed to Gondolin, which extended westward from this point.[2]

After Túrin had mistakenly slain his friend Beleg, Gwindor in F.A. 490[5] brought Túrin to the pools of Ivrin. There Túrin drank the water, which healed his madness and unloosened his tears. Sorrowing for his friend, Túrin composed the Laer Cú Beleg before he and Gwindor followed the Narog south to Nargothrond.[6]

Morgoth sent Glaurung the Dragon forth in the year 495.[7] When he came to the Eithel Ivrin he defiled their waters.[8] Later, under the spell of Glaurung, Túrin came to the springs but found their waters but a frozen mire.[9]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §267, p. 83
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Death of Beleg", p. 157
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §275
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Fall of Nargothrond", p. 176
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Return of Túrin to Dor-lómin", p. 182